Golden State Warriors: Kevin Durant won’t visit White House

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 8: Stephen Curry
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 8: Stephen Curry /

Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant won’t be visiting the White House if the team is invited.

When it comes to sports teams and the White House, things are changing or will be. Ever since the election of Donald Trump, there has been plenty of debate about whether the latest championship team will end up visiting. Everyone knows what the deal is, but that now applies to the Golden State Warriors.

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By virtue of winning the NBA Championship, much has been made about whether or not the team will be going. A lot has been said from the players, Steve Kerr and all the way up to NBA commissioner Adam Silver. However, Kevin Durant is making it known that he won’t be attending.

In an interview with Chris B. Haynes of ESPN, Durant explained why he won’t be visiting the White House. Needless to say, he doesn’t agree with the man currently in office and doesn’t respect him either.

“Nah, I won’t do that,” Durant told ESPN. “I don’t respect who’s in office right now.” “I don’t agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that,” said Durant, who said it wasn’t an organizational decision. “That’s just me personally, but if I know my guys well enough, they’ll all agree with me.”

As has been noted throughout this offseason, Durant hasn’t been afraid to stand up and make his voice heard in a variety of areas. As one of the superstars of the game, he recognizes that this his platform to lend a voice in trying times. He’s also had some fantastic moments as well, ranging from discussing LeBron James trades to going at Twitter trolls.

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The matter of visiting the White House is going to be a tricky one for any team that wins a title. There are a lot of people that feel strongly about the way things are currently and not everyone is going to visit. It wouldn’t be surprising if Golden State just skips altogether if they are indeed invited. If Durant is saying he won’t be there, one would be wise to assume everyone else ends up following suit.